Fluency Instruction

Fluency Instruction

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qSubject Areas/Keywords: assessments, decoding, elementary, English language learners, fluency, literacy instruction, oral reading, primary grades, prosody, reading comprehension, reading expressiveness, reading methods, secondary, struggling readers Description: This accessible guide brings together well-known authorities to examine what reading fluency is and how it can best be taught. Teachers get a clear, practical roadmap for navigating the often confusing terrain of this crucial aspect of balanced literacy instruction. Innovative approaches to instruction and assessment are described and illustrated with vivid examples from K-12 classrooms. The book debunks common misconceptions about fluency and clarifies its key role in comprehension. Effective practices are presented for developing fluency in specific populations, including English language learners, adolescents, and struggling readersq--... 17.1 shows the mean fluency scores in words correct per minute for 589 Spanish-speaking ELLs in grades 3a€“8, taken in spring 2009. It can be seen that the mean fluency scores of the ELL students were consistently below both sets of norms for native speakers, ... 123 127 21 23 44 (n = 102) Grade 5 128 34.7 139 141 13 22 35 (n = 83) Grade 6 124 33.4 150 143 19 a€“4 19 (n = 99) Grade 7 151 34.1 150anbsp;...

Title:Fluency Instruction
Author:Timothy V. Rasinski, Camille L. Z. Blachowicz, Kristin Lems
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2012


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